A Closer View Of The Hubble Space Telescope Transit Across The Moon Between Lunar X And Lunar V
Taken by Michael Marston on May 22, 2018 @ Brisbane, Australia
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This is my first capture of the the Hubble Space Telescope crossing in front of the Moon!

The transit was across the Waxing Gibbous Moon (52.3%) and Hubble also crossed directly between Lunar X and Lunar V which are both present near the
terminator on the Lunar surface.

Lunar X and Lunar V can appear a few times a year and in various places around the world when the Earth is in the right position to view ideal Sunlight on the Moon.

The phenomenon occurs when the Moon is near First Quarter phase, Lunar X lasts about 4 hours while Lunar V stays visible a bit longer after Lunar X fades away.

HST Transit Information Provided by ‘Calsky’ www.calsky.com

Photo Credit: NASA/ESA for the 2008 Hubble in Orbit Image

Footage was captured using Canon Equipment

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Canon 800 mm L IS USM
Canon 400 mm L IS USM

Hubble Space Telescope 22 May 2018 - 18h25m32.40s.
Crosses the Waxing Gibbous Moon (52.3%).
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Satellite at Azimuth 356.2° N Altitude 48.4°
Transit Duration: 0.92s, Visible Path Width: 9.05 km
Diameter of HST: 4.18 (Magnitude 2.2 mag)
Distance 703.5 km Angular Velocity 34.1 /s
Ground speed 7.267 km/s (27,600 km/h)
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